Star Party in Olympic National Park

From: John Gallagher <>
Subject: Star Party in Olympic National Park
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 1997 16:44:55 -0700

> We will be having our next star party on Hurricane Ridge in Port Angeles
> WA, Monday Sept 8.  If you live in western Washington, join us!  Meet at
> the Olympic National Park Visitor Center at 8 pm.  We will be observing
> Venus (barely before setting), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Andromeda Galaxy
> and learning the constellations.
> Some Live From Mars participants from eastern Washington and British
> Columbia have requested we hold a star party on a Saturday.  Plans
> aren't confirmed yet, but we are scheduling one for Saturday October 11.
> The plan is for my high school astronomy club to train over the next
> month so the students will host this one!  We're also going to schedule
> one of our elementary schools' astronomy night then so you would all be
> welcome to see how our fifth grade teachers set up this special event.
> Current best hope plan: Saturday 5pm-7pm Jefferson School Astronomy
> program with families rotating through the Starlab planetarium,
> constellations and storytelling activities and planet projetcs.  The
> students will have just finished their astronomy unit.  Then 8 pm have
> our star party at Hurricane Ridge for those families and the general
> public.  Then on Sunday we'll finish the weekend with solar observations
> through filters, again in Olympic National Park.
> Reserve the weekend on your calendars, hope for National Park approval,
> good weather and I'll let you know as soon as possible.
> I look forward to this chance to meet Live From Mars participants from
> the northwest!